My husband and I wanted a Durango for years so we decided to purchase one a 1 1/2 yr ago. We did not have any major problems with this vehicle until around 25,500 miles on it. Now we are experiencing stalling periodically, a loud noise in the front left tire/engine under the vehicle area, and a loose felling in the steering. The rack and pinion has been replaced twice and it has been in the shop around 15 days in a 4 week period. I can't imagine that a certified mechanic can not hear the noise in the front and not being able to fix the problem. Not including the fact that the vehicle stalls when you least expect it. Very scary.
The appearance of the Durango is beautiful. The feeling of security while driving it is important when no mechanical issues are lingering.
Gas mileage needs improvement for future purchases. When there is a noise in a vehicle there should be a solution especially if the vehicle is covered under warranty. If stalling is an issue that is serious and could case huge liability claim.
This SUV was purchased with 38600 miles, but runs like a new vehicle. It is far superior to my previous Pathfinder in ride and performance. The interior is spacious and well designed. My next vehicle will be a Durango as well.
Love the Hemi, powerfull yet quiet. Great for coastal roads and long hauls. Gets better mileage with speed, so I suggest investing in a radar detector.
Love the Hemi, but dislike the mileage that goes with it. Good AWD. Nice overall room, loads up well for trips. Traction is great on windy roads. Hauls trailers, wheelchairs, etc. well and powerfully. A/C is nice and cold. Nice height, visability is good.
Wish it had dual front air controls. The doors are a bit heavy. Would have liked a tailgate window that opens, rather an opening the entire back end.
2005 Dodge Durango Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
Love the looks, interior build quality is great, 3rd row of seats is big enough for 2 adults and with those folded down we can store a ton of stuff. Been on a few very long journeys and it has driven well. Smooth, DVD player in the back has kept the kids happy. But after 18,000 the transmission completely siezed on my wife and we had to get a whole new one. Now lost confidence in the car and then had a product recall (# G07). Thankfully just leasing so will return the SUV next summer and run like mad from the dealership. It's a real shame as I loved it for the first 18 months.
Looks, ride quality, interior, 3rd row of seats, storage.
A transmission failure after 18,000 is unacceptable.